Re: Secret Flies...or Mastering the Hatch?

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Posted by Ralph on 2013-04-28 21:48:09 in reply to Re: Secret Flies...or Mastering the Hatch? posted by Markus Fipps on 2013-04-28 08:12:18

Callibaetis have light colored veins on a dark background and March Browns the opposite. Callibaetis have shriveled up hind wings while March Browns have large very visible hind wings. Most mayflies that hatch with March Browns and described as Callibaetis are actually Ameletus. I can't tell the difference unless they are only a few feet away.
As far as fishing is concerned, March Browns normally hatch underwater while Callibaetis emerge on the surface and Ameletus crawl to shore. One can nit pick the details but a standard parachute Adams usually works for all three. Keep it simple.

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